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LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing Earns Top Rankings

The School of Nursing at LSU Health New Orleans has been ranked the #9 nursing school in the United States, the #5 nursing school among public nursing schools nationally and the #2 nursing school in the Southeast region. The rankings resulted from an evaluation of data collected from nursing schools nationwide by Nursing Schools Almanac.

“We've completed our inaugural ranking of U.S. nursing schools, and I'm pleased to share that we've named LSU Health Sciences Center one of the country's top nursing schools,” said Christopher McMillen, Editor-in-chief, “We collected data on over 3,200 institutions nationwide, and just 10% made our final list.”

Factors considered for the rankings included the institution’s academic prestige and perceived value, measured by graduates’ ability to repay student loans in a timely manner, professional designations, grant funding and other established rankings; the breadth and depth of nursing programs offered; and student success, particularly on the NCLEX national licensure exam. After evaluating each nursing school on these criteria, Nursing Schools Almanac weighted the individual scores into one overall score and ranked the schools accordingly.

“This peer review rating of our nursing school is a true testament to the dedication of our faculty and staff’s daily commitment to a culture of excellence,” notes Dr. Demetrius Porche, Dean of LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing. “It recognizes our nursing school’s unique contribution to preparing successful graduates from a wide breadth and depth of academic nursing programs.”

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